Search
Cookie Usage Statistics Colour Key Sudden Death Monthly Poll Caption Comp eMail Author Shops
Ships Fleets Weaponry Species People Timelines Calculators Photo Galleries
Stations Design Lineage Size Charts Battles Science / Tech Temporal Styling Maps / Politics
Articles Reviews Lists Recreation Search Site Guide What's New Forum
8472 Ships
Bioship Planetbuster
Bajoran Ships
Assault Ship Fighter Emissary Kendra Pagh Prophet Solar Sail Additional
Borg Ships
Cube Probe Sphere Tactical Cube Transwarp Prototype Yacht
Cardassian Ships
Dreadnought Freighter Galor Hideki Keldon
Dominion Ships
Breen Frigate Attack Ship Battlecruiser Battleship Dreadnought Karemma Ship
Federation Ships
Air Tram Akira Ambassador Antares Argo Centaur Challenger Cheyenne Class F Shuttle Constellation Constitution Constitution Daedalus Danube Defender Defiant Delta Flyer Endgame Nova Endgame Shuttle Excelsior Federation Class Raider Scout Trainer Freedom Gage Galaxy Galaxy Yacht Griffin Hermes Holo Ship Intrepid Kelvin Luna Miranda Nebula New Orleans Niagara Norway Nova Oberth Olympic Orbital Shuttle Peregrine Polaris Prometheus Ptolemy Raven Refit Galaxy Rigel Saber Saladin Shelley Sovereign Sovereign Yacht Soyuz Springfield Steamrunner Sydney Travel Pod Trident Type 3 Shuttle Type 6 Shuttle Type 7 Shuttle Type 8 Shuttle Type 9 Shuttle Type 10 Shuttle Type 11 Shuttle Type 15 Shuttle Type 18 Shuttle Warp Sled Wells Work Bee Yeager Additional
Ferengi Ships
D'Kora Additional
Human Ships
Ares Conestoga DY-100 Intrepid J Class Neptune NX Class NX Test Ship Saturn V SS Enterprise The Phoenix Type 0 Shuttle USS Enterprise Valiant Y Class Additional
Kazon Ships
Raider Predator Additional
Klingon Ships
B'rel D'tai D-5 D-7 Early Bird of Prey K'pak K'T'Inga Bird of Prey Cargo Ship Tanker Negh'var Raptor Regency Voodieh Vor'cha Additional
Romulan Ships
D'Deridex Early Bird of Prey Narada Norexan Bird of Prey D7 Science ship Scout Shuttle Scimitar Scorpion Additional
Son'a Ships
Battleship Collector Destroyer Additional
Suliban Ships
Cell Ship Module Ship Salvage Ship Additional
Talarian Ships
Observation Ship War Ship Additional
Vulcan Ships
D'Kyr Sh'Raan Suurok Vahklas Lander Additional
Xindi Ships
Aquatic Cruiser Arboreal Ship Insectoid Assault Ship Insectoid Fighter Insectoid Warship Primate Ship Primate Shuttle Reptilian Warship Additional
Miscellaneous Ships
Dauntless Doomsday Machine Kumari class Angosian Ship Cravic Ship Yonada Hirogen Ship Husnock Ship Krenim Patrol Krenim Timeship Krenim Warship Malon Ship Mawasi Cruiser Eymorg Ship Nihydron Ship Pralor Ship Promellian Battlecruiser Tarellian Ship Early Tholian Ship V'Ger Whale Probe Varro Ship Zahl Ship Additional

All Books

Reviewer : Michael W
Ave Rating : 1.0000 for 1 reviews
Title : A Time to Be Born Rating : 1
Writers : John Vornholt Year : 2004
Review : When I first heard about the 'A Tim To...' series which bridges the gap in time between "Star Trek: Insurrection" and "Star Trek Nemesis" I was excited by the prospect of learning what drove the characters of The Next Generation to move away from the Enterprise. This is the first book in the series, and the book that started my now growing collection of Star Trek novels. While its storyline is exciting, I can't help but feel that this isn't John Vornholt at his best. The storyline is an intriguing one: The Enterprise has been assigned to patrol the Rashanar Battle Site- the location of the Dominion War's bloodiest battle, where none of those ships that took part in the battle came away from it- but what makes the graveyard dangerous are the unexplained anomalies that the crew face- caused by the varied warp drives of each ship. On top of that, there are scavengers stealing parts from ships and a member race of the Federation who owns the graveyard, the Ontailians, are acting strangely. But those dangers pale into comparison when Data and Geordi stumbled across something much more deadly- which will turn the Ontailians agaisnt the Federation and tarnish Picard's career seemingly beyond repair. The trouble with the novel is that the characters aren't really the characters that we knew and love from the TNG series and (loosely) the movies. I found it difficult to believe that Picard would listen to the advice of an android who couldn't explain how he saw an Ontailian ship being blown up and then reappearing- I also find it highly unlikely he would then destroy the ship on such flimsy evidence. Riker lacks much charisma in the novel, to the point where he doesn't feel like Riker and the supposed chemistry between the XO and Troi is all but nonexsistant- they are a couple for goodness sake! the new character of Christine Vale is barely used- shes basically Hoshi Sato for the series, in this book (Thank God she's used much more in Books 3 & 4!). In conclusion, its a promising setup, but ruined by sub standard storyline telling- oh, and the introduction of a certain much loathed TNG character means that this isn't one of the best of the series.

© Graham & Ian Kennedy Page views : 5,624 Last updated : 28 Sep 2021